Sewage Analysis CORe group Europe


1 August 2019

Wastewater-based epidemiology: making a pipe dream reality

TEN years ago, the idea of estimating illicit drug use in Australia by measuring metabolites in wastewater was just that: an idea. But in 2019, the National Wastewater Analysis Drug Monitoring Program is in its third year of providing scientific evidence to inform drugs policy in Australia. READ MORE More information on National Wastewater Analysis […]


10 March 2019

Monitoring 2019

The 2019 monitoring is starting read more here


8 January 2019

2019 4th International Conference on Wastewater Analysis

More information can be found on the conference webpage


10 October 2018

Police and ESR scientists’ illegal-drug tests of wastewater to expand to 80 per cent of New Zealand

A pilot programme testing wastewater for evidence of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs will be expanded to cover most of New Zealand. The main aim is to provide information for drug prevention and treatment strategies.  Read the news article here


1 June 2018


Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission using wastewater data to track illicit drug usage The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) released the second National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report (NWDMP report) 2017 In 2016, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission received $3.6 million in funding under the Commonwealth Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to deliver the National Wastewater […]


3 May 2018

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their sewers

“Wastewater is a fount of information about the drugs and other compounds communities consume” This nice article appeared in chemical & engineering news 30th April 2018.


25 April 2018

Thesis defence Ana Causanilles – May 24th 2018

Ana Causanilles  defended her Phd Thesis Thursday May 24th, with succes in front of the Promotion Committee. SCORE members of the commitee: prof. dr. W.P. de Voogt, prof. dr. F.J. Hernández Hernández, prof. dr. B. Kasprzyk-Hordern, prof. dr. A. Covaci “Wastewater-based epidemiology, an analytical chemical approach for the investigation of human consumption of lifestyle chemicals” Her thesis can be […]


5 March 2018

One day conference 16 april, Lisbon: Results of the NPS-Euronet Project

Please save the date: Lisbon, 16 April 2018, EMCDDA venue: A one-day conference to discuss the results of the NPS-Euronet Project. An opportunity for debate on new psychoactive substances (NPS) with international experts, who will present the latest findings on the identification, analysis, risk assessment and monitoring of NPS in Europe. You can download the […]


26 February 2018

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